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Over 7,000 Turkish “DIY butchers” hospitalised during Kurban Bayramı

The vast majority of those who slaughter animals in Turkey for religious reasons during Eid-al Adha, known as Kurban Bayramı in Turkish, use the services of a professional butcher. Some Turkish citizens, however, insist on doing this themselves and inevitably end up injuring themselves through their inexperience. This year, according to media reports, some 7,364 […]

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55 years on: Remembering Cengiz Topel and the Erenköy Resistance

The struggle to survive has defined much of therecent history of Turkish Cypriots, with the ErenköyResistance of 1964 among their most famous battles. A major milestone that occurred early on in the 11-year Cyprus Conflict, the Battle of Erenköynot only highlighted the bravery and resilience of the island’s minority Turkish community, but also the critical […]

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Ten kidnapped Turkish sailors return home in time for Bayram

Ten men kidnapped while working on the Turkish-flagged ship Paksoy-1 that was sailing from Cameroon to the Ivory Coast have been freed. They were reconciled with their families after flying into Istanbul Airport earlier today, Sunday 11 August – the first day of Kurban Bayramı. The men, who are all in good health according to […]

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See Elif Shafak and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discuss the need for more women to be heard in public life

A co-production with Fane Productions sees First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon meet Elif Shafak, Turkey’s most widely read female author and recently placed under investigation in her own country, in this timely and riveting discussion of democracy and human rights today. Shafak’s universally praised latest novel, has been described as a “piercing, unflinching look at the […]

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British MPs spark outrage with Cyprus ‘invasion’ video comments

A group of British MPs have sparked outrage among the Turkish Cypriot community in the UK and its supporters after taking part in a Greek Cypriot “propaganda” video. Parliamentarians from the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Scottish National Party (SNP), Liberal Democrats and The Independent Group for Change were slammed after they recorded messages for a […]

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Wanted ‘Turkish’ bee could actually be British, expert claims

A bee condemned to death after it was reportedly brought into the UK from Turkey in a holiday family’s luggage could actually be British, an expert has claimed. Cocoons made of petals left behind by the insect at the home of a family in Bristol were too “untidy” to belong to the “foreign” Osmia avosetta […]

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Liverpool to return to Istanbul for UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea

European champions Liverpool will take on UEFA Europa League winners Chelsea on 14 August at Beşiktaş Park in Istanbul. The all-English rivalry kicks off the new season pretty much as it ended last season, when history was made with four English teams contesting the finals of the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues. Liverpool emerged victorious […]

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Turkey eyes lower interest rates and return to economic growth

Interest rates in Turkey are set to fall further, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak has said, as the country aims to return to economic growth after it was tipped into recession by last year’s currency crisis. Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, 30 July, the minister said he hoped to see more interest rate reductions […]

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Inside Istanbul’s incredible new airport

On 5 April, the world witnessed the single biggest move in aviation history. Dozens of aircraft, each weighing 44 tons, and 10,000 pieces of equipment weighing approximately 47,300 tons were transported on five thousand trucking rigs from Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport. Less than 48 hours later, Istanbul Airport was formally open for business, while […]